There seems to be a similar haunting refrain in many of today’s headlines: Leaders who have spiraled out of control – victimizing employees, abusing power, and generally reproving the time-tested principle that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Randomly pick any book on business leadership styles at a bookstore, and chances are it will sing praises of the democratic, all-inclusive leadership style. Coercion, dictatorship, and autocracy are bad, it will claim. Now think about some business leaders that have had the maximum impact on the world in recent years. Do Steve Jobs, Elon […]
A new report on college venture competitions has found that teams including women in roles such as founder and CEO were more likely to win prize money than those who did not include women in these high-level roles.
Few things have the potential to motivate and bring about positive change in the workplace as much as trust. It’s the one element that has the ability to improve nearly any relationship for the better, including even the most challenging ones in professional environments. Of course, trust can also seem somewhat elusive. After all, we’ve […]
For me, one of the neat things about being an editor here at BLR® is the opportunity to interact with HR and compensation professionals on a regular basis. As the comp editor, I’m asked about managing the compensation process and, for the most part, they’re pretty routine queries about things like how to market price […]
It’s no secret that the recession of 2007/08 resulted in an array of new regulations, especially in the financial services arena. Banking, especially, became subject to new regulation intended to avoid the circumstances that originally led to the recession. The regulation doesn’t end with your mortgage loan or bank money market account. We spoke with Kathy Smith, President of Bank Compensation Consulting to find out how the industry’s highly regulated environment has led to creative compensation solutions—many of which can apply to any industry.
“Sometimes I want to throw in the towel at work. Employees are looking to me for leadership and sometimes I just want to quit.” As an HR leader, do thoughts similar to these ever cross your mind?
Power is a powerful thing, and recent research shows that people in positions of power are also suffering from brain damage. If your CEO seems off sometimes, there’s a scientific reason why.
In this short video from BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS), BLR’s Dan Oswald shares his perspective as a CEO on how to talk the C-suite language. “CEO’s talk the language of numbers.” – Dan Oswald, BLR CEO While his presentation is geared towards HR professionals, his advice resonates across professions.
If there is one word that describes the current debate in Congress over the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), it is uncertainty. Almost everything about the proposed bill is currently unclear, including whether it will pass, what it will look like if it does, and how it will affect people if it does get […]